American Homes was inspired by Lester Walker's illustrations for American Homes: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Domestic Architecture. He has an abiding interest in the graphic arts and loves to draw. He’s the author of eight books including: Tiny Houses and American Shelter and Carpentry for Children, which won an American Library Association Award in 1988. Walker’s essays, illustrated with his drawings and photographs, have been published in national magazines including Yankee, House Beautiful, Popular Science and Family Circle. We found it remarkable that he imagined a history of American residential architecture along a timeline with images so aesthetically consistent and elegant.
Walker has been practicing architecture for nearly thirty years in the Hudson Valley. Prior to that, he was a founding member of Studio Works in New York City, which won several national awards for innovative design. His MArch is from Yale University.
He lives in Woodstock with his wife, Karen.